by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

The cool morning breeze wrapped its wings around my weary body, caressing my spirit, placing a song in my heart. I sensed the Lord’s Presence, His tender mercies, His amazing love. From the corner of my eye a bright burst of red caught my attention – a male cardinal. His scarlet feathers stood in stark contrast to the deep shades of evergreen all around him. He chirped his happy song, feasted on the bounty of sunflower seeds in the feeder, and flitted from branch to branch in the century old cedar.

God’s creation testified all about me.

The wings of the wind wrapped me in His love.

The morning light overcame the velvety darkness of the night, punctuating the dawn with apricot glory.

Like a scarlet thread woven into the holy draperies of the Old Testament Tabernacle, the scarlet song moving through the ancient cedar witnessed to my spirit and testified of God’s love. I rocked mesmerized, and pondered the miracle of the Master weaving the scarlet color of His love all through history until it dripped from the nail-pierced hands of His Son, Jesus.

A scarlet thread secures us to the garment of righteousness, washing us white as snow.

A scarlet thread binds us to Him from generation to generation, bringing us strength for the journey. 

Scarlet. The color of atonement, the color of God’s pursuant love.

And now, rocking on my porch, surrounded by the glory of creation, God’s scarlet thread darting in and out of the evergreen singing a lovely song of praise, once again lifts my thoughts to the heavens and testifies of God’s love.

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord! 
Call upon His name; 
Make known His deeds among the peoples! 
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; 
Talk of all His wondrous works! 
Glory in His holy name; 
Let the hearts of those 
rejoice who seek the Lord! 
Seek the Lord and His strength; 
Seek His face evermore!” 
~ 1 Chronicles 16:8-11
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